|Matt is holding my sweater and water bottle here. What a good boyfriend.|
Location: Apropos is focused on providing a European experience, and there's really no better neighborhood to do that than Victorian Village and its European era style homes and buildings.
|I caught Matt Jaywalking. Criminal!|
Sitting inside a two-story building on the corner of Michigan and West 3rd Avenue, Apropos was maybe one of less than 10 eateries Matt and I crossed in our 30-minute walk through Victorian Village. And with hours extending to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, Apropos offers a great asset for hangouts.
Food and Beverage: Did I mention Apropos sells wine? And by "sells wine," I don't mean a dinky shelf behind the counter. I am talking about a back room filled with to shelves of wine (and some beer) that people can buy or drink at Apropos. most of the bottles in the room are sorted by region/nation and offer a better selection than your typical Kroger.
I admit. This is my worst food photo ever. It's like some
suburban white girl shot it. I could've at least asked for
glasses instead of to-go plastic.
Space and Atmosphere: Apropos has wonderful interior space full of dark red- and orange-colored walls. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to shoot too much of it. Not long after I pulled out my iPhone Sunday, a barista behind the bar asked me (nicely with a laugh) to stop the photography. (He said the place was a bit of a mess.) I smiled and nodded my head. I considered telling him that I am a coffee shop blogger, but I wasn't certain if that would make him feel any better.) Truth be told, I have never once mentioned my blog during a Hold The Coffee adventure, and I probably won't unless someone asks me what I am doing.
Here is on the few photos I swindled that Sunday before
Anyway lets get back to Apropos' interior decorating. The wood and tile flooring as well as the red mahogany furniture definitely has an Italian flare--or maybe I am just saying that because I noticed a handful of vintage Italian posters mounted on the walls.
Apropos has plenty of electrical outlets and half of the patrons Matt and I crossed that Sunday were working on their laptops. The place was rather packed that Sunday and having finished my first visit there, I can see why. It's a beautiful coffee shop in a beautiful neighborhood.
Again, if you have suggestions of a coffee shop for a future entry, send it to me via firstname.lastname@example.org on Twitter at @SimonSaysNH.